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soft heart, strong back

While we are called to show strength during times of struggle, we are also required to surrender to softness. We simply can’t only muscle through. … 971 more words


Day 1 of 3, Do Power Differently, 2017 Women & Power Retreat

The opening night of this year’s Women & Power Retreat by the Omega Women’s Leadership Center just finished and I’m feeling inspired, loved and powerful. From the moment I stepped out of my car and onto the campus of the retreat center, I knew this weekend would be one to remember.   1,101 more words


Review: Broken Open by Elizabeth Lesser

I want to reread this book probably once a year for the rest of my life. There are few books that have influenced my perspective in the way that this has*, but I hope to find at least ten more before I reach self-actualization (ha, ha, that’s a joke!). 699 more words


Of Self Worth

It’s interesting that I should be talking about self worth, especially because I was one of those people who had a rather low level of self worth, i.e.

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How To Give A 2 Minute Speech?

"Is That My Smiling Daughter?"

That’s the phrase I heard from my mother in cross-country phone greeting throughout my adulthood, ad nauseam. I don’t know why it annoyed me so much, except that my mother annoyed me. 1,080 more words

Caring For A Parent

Trusting the Mystery

Mama’s memory is on the decline. Of course memory loss is gradual for all of us, but in old age it seems to drop, plateau, repeat. 1,066 more words

Caring For A Parent

How Do We Become More Loving?

Oftentimes, when I have learned a powerful lesson, I embrace it but I don’t verbalize it.  Other times, I verbalize it but the words fall very short.   260 more words